Evaluation of the Adaptability of Different Sweet Lupin varieties for Feed production
According to the results from the baseline study of the watershed, feed shortage was mentioned as the important problem for livestock productivity. This study was conducted to give the solution to this end. Sweet lupin seed and forage are used as the animal feeds in different part of the world. However, sweet lupin is new for our country and little information on the adaptability in different part of the country. It’s objective was therefore, to evaluate the adaptability and yield performance of sweet Lupin cultivars under the ecological condition of Gumara- Maksegnit watershed. Five sweet lupin cultivars were evaluated for their productivity and adaptability in Gumara –Maksegnet watershed for two years in RCBD. The analysis of variance showed that there is no statically difference among the tested cultivars for important forage parameters dry mater yield and grain yield. The dry mater yield and grain yield were ranged from 1.233 to 1.72 ton/ hectare and 1069.57 to 1778.16 kg/hectare in the first year, respectively. The corresponding values for the second years were 1.53 to 1.67 ton/hectare and 501.44 to 731 kg/hectare.